[C++-sig] new to python; old to C++
alanbaljeu at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 31 05:54:39 CET 2008
Question: which python-calling-C++ tool should I try?
I need to use Visual Studio 2005 native C++. I know some tools use
gcc. That's fine provided it's for something besides compiling my
I'm looking at Python as a way to accelerate development of a C++ application. This application uses classes enough, but is largely not object oriented. My thought is I would identify a bunch of C++ functions to wrap, wrap them, and then use Python to pull together new functionality. The key to success is to make the C++ aspect of this wrapping as easy as possible. I don't mean "less work" as much as I mean "obvious work that I'm liable to do right because it's simple". If this means restrictions on what interfaces I can expose, I can live with that.
Simple means reducing the toolset I need to understand, keeping the input simple, and keeping the output simple.
Above all, "Not crashing" is a priority for me.
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